Dipika wins Australian Squash Open

Dipika Pallikal Karthik defeated Mayar Hany 10-12,11-5,11-6,11-4.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik poses with the Australian Squash Open trophy.   -  Special Arrangement

India's national champion and top seed Dipika Pallikal Karthik defeated eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to bag the trophy in the Australian Squash Open, a PSA world tour event here on Friday,

The Indian, smarting after the loss in the title-round in the earlier tournament, the Victorian Open had a minor scare when the Egyptian rival snatched the first game. But not allowing that to unsettle her, Dipika worked her to total supremacy as she took the next three games with relative ease to make it a memorable 40-minute exercise in the end.

This is Dipika's first PSA title of the year, the last she won was the Winnipeg Winter Open in Canada in February 2015 .

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